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Fri Nov 22, 2019, 09:51 AM

Was going to post on Facebook

but didn't want to see the wrath of trumpers. Just an observation. This week our condo building is getting a new roof (Irma damage, finally!). I see ten or twelve Central Americans, up there, physically working on the hot Florida sun. They are here 11 hours every day! Never stopping or slacking off. Just working. These men are immigrants. Don't know their legal status not what they are paid. I admire their work ethic and know it can only contribute to the greatness of this country.

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Reply Was going to post on Facebook (Original post)
snowybirdie Nov 2019 OP
MaryMagdaline Nov 2019 #1
RAB910 Nov 2019 #2
blm Nov 2019 #4
world wide wally Nov 2019 #3
keithbvadu2 Nov 2019 #8
world wide wally Nov 2019 #10
joost5 Nov 2019 #12
blm Nov 2019 #5
Farmer-Rick Nov 2019 #6
Snake Plissken Nov 2019 #7
Martin Eden Nov 2019 #9
randr Nov 2019 #11
Nitram Nov 2019 #13
usaf-vet Nov 2019 #14
madamvlb Nov 2019 #15
snowybirdie Nov 2019 #19
Cassidy Nov 2019 #16
BobsYourUncle Nov 2019 #17
KPN Nov 2019 #18

Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 09:58 AM

1. I'm reminded of that every day in Broward

I see Mexicans and Central Americans working everywhere, sun up to sun down. My city and state would not run without their labor. Much respect to them.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:01 AM

2. Please! Never let Trumpers silence you. That is how they win and we lose

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Response to RAB910 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:49 AM

4. ✔️✔️

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:21 AM

3. It has always been that way (in the eyes of sentient humans anyway)

First they say they are coming to be lazy and collect welfare. Then they say they are coming to steal our jobs.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 11:30 AM

8. If you think that Mexico is only sending drug dealers and rapists, but also worry that Mexicans are

If you think that Mexico is only sending drug dealers and rapists,
but also worry that Mexicans are going to take your job...

What do you do for a living?


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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 11:59 AM

10. Well said!

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 12:03 PM

12. +1

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:53 AM

5. After the Northridge earthquake in 94, there was so much work to be done it

was mind-boggling. It was immigrant laborers who got Southern California up and running again with many billions of dollars saved. 5 months after that day a freeway was rebuilt and LA county hosted the World Cup, as scheduled.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 11:00 AM

6. You can bet they are not getting paid what they are worth

Some fat rich man is making money off of their labor. They will be lucky to get enough pay to get housing and food.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 11:07 AM

7. Every single time I make a comment about Trump on a media outlet's Facebook page ...

I get a message within a day or two that I have to reset my password because of suspicious activity

If I comment in a private group it never happen, only on public pages.

either I really pissed off some deranged Trump supporter who keeps reporting my posts about Trump, or there are bots that make lists of users who negatively comment about Trump and attempt to hack their accounts, but it's definitely not random. It only happens if I make a comment about trump and it's on a public news article about him, but it won't stop me, it's just a nuisance

I've sent messages to Facebook asking why it keeps happening but it's pretty much pointless trying to actually get a human to look at a message you send to them.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 11:51 AM

9. Are you sure they weren't ...

... dealing drugs, raping, or murdering up on that roof?

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 12:02 PM

11. Not so different than the immigrants who built the Empire State Building

America is the result of immigrant labor.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 12:08 PM

13. I contracted four Guatemalans with unmistakably Mayan features to take down an enormous oak

that had died within falling distance of our house. They did a fantastic job! Cleaned everything up beautifully and caused no damage to other trees and plants during he removal. I treated them to beer on the back deck when they had finished. Great people. It helps that I speak Spanish, as a couple of them did not understand English.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 12:14 PM

14. How is that possible. That must mean the 10-12 local workers didn't get the jobs. WHY?












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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 12:23 PM

15. The condos next to me are being worked on...

R U in Palm Harbor?

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Response to madamvlb (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 01:35 PM

19. Nope

Naples. Still have blue tarp roofs here!

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 12:23 PM

16. Buy the workers lunch!

I so often feel powerless to show appreciation for people who do the hard labor. I don't care whether they are formally documented. My grandfather wasn't. It frustrates me even more to know that they are being abused by the system, the president, and his hate-filled supporters.

When five Hispanic men showed up to replace my roof (hail, not hurricane), one of the fellows asked if I would order a plain pizza for them for lunch and tried to give me money to pay for it. I insisted on paying and decided they needed two large pizzas, one with all the toppings, especially since two or three looked like teenagers!

They were delighted and I was even more delighted that I could act directly to show them appreciation.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 12:25 PM

17. Here in slower lower Delaware...

I donít think there has been a single contractor-installed roof put up in the fifteen years Iíve lived here that was worked on by anyone with good understanding of the English language, save the one bilingual person who relays what the boss calls up from the ground.
A hell of a lot of wallboard too!
And theyíre building new homes like crazy!

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 12:40 PM

18. Yup, it took strong character for them to even make the journey here. And it shows for sure in two

aspects that are obvious to me:

1) a really strong work ethic, and

2) really strong social ties and commitment to family, friends and community.

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